Event Centre

Together, we can build her future

Just a few short years ago, when cattle grazed on Smales Farm, Westlake High School boys and girls gathered in their brand new hall. It was 1957 – a new and exciting post-war era filled with possibilities. Elvis was rocking the world and hula hoops were the latest and greatest new thing.  In the 60 years since those Plunket-nurtured baby boomers walked the corridors of Westlake, the hall has been used for thousands of assemblies, concerts, market days and meetings. To name just a few.

But, like all things, time moves on. The cattle have left Smales Farm, the boys have settled in down the road and Elvis has sadly left the building.

Now it’s time for us to leave our building too, and build a brand-new multipurpose facility that meets the needs of our students. To keep growing minds, we need to grow our infrastructure.

In 2020 we are laying a new foundation for future generations. Drive past our school and you’ll see the beginning of construction for our new purpose-build Event Centre.

What’s planned?

With seating for 1,350 people, and a large stage with flexibility to adapt to different uses, our new event centre is the perfect setting for Westlake Girls to shine.

Backstage there will be a large percussion room that doubles as a teaching area and green room when needed. With a large foyer area, our new Event Centre will provide students with multiple uses such as a senior student study space, exhibition area or function space.

Our new multipurpose Event Centre will provide a much-needed venue for assemblies, events and ceremonies. But it will do so much more than that. It will become the heart of our school community – a place where students can meet, connect, celebrate and fully embrace what it means to be a Westlake Girl.

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How can I help?

The cost of this project is $10 million. We are seeking the support of our community to raise $2 million dollars from now through until the anticipated completion of the project in early 2021. While we are a state school, we are not receiving government funding for this project.

We have created a range of gifting opportunities at various levels that provide flexibility for donors to be recognised for their contribution. We would love to talk to you about helping to build the future of Westlake Girls. Our Strategic Relationship Manager, Kim Dowden, is available by calling 489 4169, or emailing

Type of gift

Donation amount


Major gift to Westlake Girls High School


Be recognised with a space in the new event centre dedicated to you or your family (naming of the space). Spaces available include the event centre foyer, outdoor courtyard, green room, percussion room

Buy one of the 13 notes of the school song:


“It’s with pride in our hearts we sing Westlake. Virtute Experiamur.“


 The piece will be displayed in the event centre foyer

Large note (6 available): $4,000 or exclusive large note for $35,000

Small note (7 available): $2,500 or exclusive small note for $20,000

Be recognised with a naming inscription under one of the 13 notes of the school song. Each note will display up to 10 names, unless an exclusive donation is made. The piece will be displayed in the foyer of the new event centre

Purchase one of 1300 seats for the Westlake Girls event centre

Floor seat (1,000 available): $250/seat

Mezzanine seat (350 available): $500/seat

Be recognised with a naming inscription on a seat used in the new event centre

Make a gift of your choice to the Westlake Girls Event centre

Gifter discretion

All donors who gift more than $3,000 will be recognised with an inscription in the outdoor courtyard seating area